Russell, age 89 of OKC, went to be with his Heavenly Father on September 24, 2009. He was born February 13, 1920 in Brewer, OK. to Joe and Voisie (Fryar) Burt. Russell was a truck driver for Yellow Freight System for almost 40 years and competed and won in the State & National Truck Rodeo competitions. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a corporal in the 15th Air Depot Group. He was a charter member of 25th and Geraldine Church of Christ. He served as an elder at Putnam City, 25th and Geraldine (which is now Northwest Church of Christ) and at Northwest where he was currently a member. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maurine in 2007; a brother Jack; a sister Mary Katherine; 2 grandsons Christopher Burt and Christian Darbonne. He is survived by son, Dennis Burt and wife Rita of Mustang; daughter, Linda Trout and husband Bill of Plano, TX; daughter, Loretta Lee of OKC; 2 brothers, Joe Burt and Roy Burt; Sister, Callie Monroe; 7 grandchildren: Lara Burt, Terri Burt, Justin Burt, Matthew Rogers, Susan Rogers, Jennifer Darbonne and Sarah Lee; 5 great grandchildren, Brandon Burt, Adrian Rogers, Ainsley Rogers, Dominique Darbonne, and Tyler Lee as well as many other family and friends. Visitation will be today from 1 – 8:30 at the funeral home. Services to celebrate his life will be 10:00 AM, Monday, September 28th at Northwest Church of Christ with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
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